What Is the Meaning of the Funeral Recessional Hymn?

Published on Opposing Views on 6/11/13

Funerals serve both an emotional or pastoral as well as a theological purpose. The manifestations of these purposes vary somewhat from person to person as well as from denomination to denomination. However, within these variations, the final hymn of the funeral service that many refer to as the recessional hymn does take on a common meaning.

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